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Hugh in Kabul.

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Eddie Mair | 16:55 UK time, Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Last night Hugh reported from Kabul. Here are some of his photos and words to go with it..starting with the "little boy who works as a minibus caller:

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Samiullah, aged 10 and a half. He does his homework early in the morning, works as a taxi caller (shouting out the destinations of the minibuses) from 9am to 1pm, and then goes to school until four in the afternoon. He told me he gets 100 Afghanis a day - about $2. A oaf of flat Afghan bread costs 8 Afghanis, an apple costs 10.


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Cry the rugged country. Kabul from a hotel in a compound on a hillside near the city.


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Running the gauntlet of Kabul's traffic.


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An antique dealer on his balcony in Chicken Street. Some of the jewellers say business is good - but only if they set up stalls in military bases and sell to ISAF personnel.

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City Centre.


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Wazir Akbar Khan suburb.

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City centre


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Reconstruction! Too little, and much too late, most people tell me.

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Surreal billboard overlooking the city


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Sunlight through an old Kabul door".

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